Free beverages are just the tip of the iceberg. Try health-conscious snacks, gourmet meals, and espresso machines – all for free. Any office has pens and staplers, but does your office have a nickel vending machine? Every office has a break room, but does your office have a nap room?
Accountants are experts at abusing office perks. Even if something is not for taking, chances are an accountant has already helped themselves to it.
A good example of perk abuse is training. Locked into training rooms all day, accountants binge on coffee, mineral water, and themed snacks to help them put on more weight, err, to help them concentrate. Accountants will sneak water bottles, lunch sandwiches, and hotel pens into their room. They don’t really need any of these things, but it allows them to save up Per Diem. While training is not technically an office perk, accountants abuse it nonetheless.
Office perks (of the food variety) are important in an accountant’s career. It allows an accountant to get a head start on gaining and keeping weight while on the job. Accountants live in front of their laptops eating company meals. Combined with no exercise (moving binders doesn’t count no matter what an accountant says), the weight gain is inevitable.
Feel free to post your favorite office perks. Anything from a free Starbucks in the building to a dusty coffee pot that nobody ever uses.